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i want to get you up to speed. >> and his family now want to go to the united states so he can pursue his studies. >> secretary of state hillary clinton in beijing today talking about chinese activist chen g g guangcheng. it might be a break through for the man who was so vocal for stopping forced sterilization in china. now the government says he can apply to study abroad like any other citizen. a new report shows the unemployment rate fell last month, but we're not celebrating so fast. the number of jobs created was less than expected. the jobless rate fell because workers dropped out of the labor force. the rate dipped to 8.1%. employers added 115,000 jobs. you're going to go live to the new york stock exchange to see how wall street is reacting. and gilbert, arizona, this is near phoenix. this house, a horrible, horrible crime scene.
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police believe the man shot and killed four people there, including his girlfriend and their 15-month-old granddaughter. they say the man, j.t. ready, then killed himself. he's an admitted white supremacist who organized a private citizen militia to patrol the mexican border. he allegedly kept ties to neo-nazi groups. shagging a fly ball. mare ya na had a misstep near the warning track. immediately grabs his knee. >> he takes a tumble and is hurt badly. a torn acl. the new york yankees superstar wasn't even playing. he was catching fly balls during batting practice. off the field he goes. he might actually need surgery. the buzz is rivera's career might be over. he's been in the majors for 18 seasons all of them with the yankees. the jury of john edwards' corruption trial hearing a second day of testimony from the most colorful witness to take the stand yet. this is interior designer brian hoffman.
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he's testifying in detail about $725,000 in campaign donations. a flurry of checks that were nicknamed bunny money. diane dimond is a special correspondent for "newsweek" and the daily beast. she's joining us from outside the courthouse in greensboro, north carolina. explain to us first of all this bunny money referring to the heiress and edwards' contributor rachel "bunny" mellon. >> reporter: she is the one that donated the most money that's in dispute here in this courthouse. the reason that john edwards is on trial. rachel "bunny" mellon according to this witness, brian huffman, she was completely enamored with john edwards, loved had i am to pieces, wanted to help him in any way she could. and if you are a mellon, that's money. he testified yesterday he was the conduit through which this money flowed because she did not want her attorneys to find out
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she was giving $725,000 away. they had been cautioning her to ease up a bit on the millions she was giving away. so that was yesterday. today brian huffman came back to the stand for a little direct and then the cross-examination, and to me it was a lot of rehash about how the checks went from him to andrew young's wife into their bank account, and then ultimately spent to hide rielle hunter. the most fascinating thing with brian today came at the very end of his testimony when the prosecutor asked was mrs. mellon disturbed when she found out how her money had been spent. he said she was in that she didn't particularly condemn people for having an affair, but she thought that you should probably pay for your own girlfriend. this has been a very colorful witness. he's fascinating to watch. and he not only speaks to the
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person asking him the questions, but he poke to the jury. he was very southern gentlemanly, very well-spoken, impeccably dressed. probably the best dressed witness we've had here in two weeks. >> diane, tell us a little bit about something you mentioned, you write about in your daily beast article, about an awkward encounter between edwards' former aide and rielle hunter. >> reporter: oh, you're talking -- i know who you're talking about. one of the staffers who testified yesterday said that he was convinced that rielle hunter was off the campaign trail, banned by elizabeth edwards who had her suspicions. he was frantically surprised to see rielle hunter in a hotel in detroit some months later, and they exchanged some pleasantries, and he went to his room. rielle came and knocked on the door shortly thereafter and said, i just want you to know that the senator and i are madly in love, deeply in love, and he's upset that you have seen me
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here, so she asked for discretion. the next morning the aide speaks to the senator who says, first thing out of his mouth, that woman came to my room, quote, she is crazy, you've got to figure out a way to keep her away from me. he said in the end he didn't really believe either one of them, but it was clear that rielle hunter was back on the campaign trail traveling with the senator. >> and, diane, what do we expect this afternoon? >> reporter: well, on the stand now right before the lunch break was a man named peter shirr. he is a highly experienced campaign adviser, worked for the clintons for years, worked for max baucus in the senate years and years ago. very professional gentleman. he says that when he -- and he was an adviser for john edwards during the last presidential run. he said when one of the staffers
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called, a man named josh brumberger called him and said we have a problem, her name is hunter. she acts crazy around this man. she misbehaves. he said he made an appointment with the senator to meet him at the regency hotel in new york and he warned him, and he said john edwards said to him are you asking me if i'm sleeping you with her. he said, yeah, i'm asking you. he said, no, i'm not sleeping with her. that's at a time that we know rielle hunter was pregnant. but he said the senator agreed she should not travel with him anymore and that was that until october 2007 when -- i'm sorry, 2006, when he says he got another call from a staffer and rielle hunter was back. he was very angry. he picked up the phone. he said, john, what the blank are you doing? and john edwards told him to go blank himself because he didn't need a babysitter and that was that. the relationship was over between the two men. but not with rielle.
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>> salacious details coming out of that trial. all right. diane dimond, good to see you again. have a good weekend. here is a rundown of some of the stories we're covering over the next hour. 23i 23irs. first, have you ever cheated on someone special with your credit card? you will not believe how many other couples are committing financial infidelity. and then the woman at the center of a sex scandal that brought down members of the secret service. well, now she's speaking out. om. om. people don't like to miss out on money that should have been theirs. that's why at ally we have the raise your rate 2-year cd. you can get a one-time rate increase if our two-year rate goes up. if your bank makes you miss out, you need an ally.
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. wall street reacts to a rather weak jobs report. the up employment job dipped to
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8.1% last month but employers added just 115,000 jobs which was actually fewer than expected. want to bring in alison kosik from the new york stock exchange. so explain this to us, alison. you have more jobs, a lower unemployment rate, about you people are looking at this and they're thinking this is not necessarily a good report. >> right. so let me start with that 115,000 figure. 115,000 jobs added to this economy is simply not good enough to dig the job market out of the deep hole it's in right now. but here is the thing about this trend with what's been happening. as far as jobs go, we started out strong. we started the year out strong. in january 275,000 jobs were added to the economy. but what's been happening is job growth has been slowing every single month this year. now we are at less than half of that, and it's kind of not such a big surprise here because, you know, the red lights kind of have been flashing. there have been other signs that the economy is slowing. you look at gdp that was reported and activity in the service sector. both of those have been slowing down.
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also a dozen countries in europe are back into a recession. so you have to expect all of that to trickle right down into the job market. suzanne? >> how worried is wall street reacting to the slow down now? >> there is big worry, especially when you look at that unemployment rate. when you see that headline in the newspaper tomorrow and it says unemployment down to 8.1%, you think great. but then you pull back that curtain and you see why the unemployment rate is falling. it's falling because people aren't finding work. people are literally dropping out of the labor force. they're getting frustrated, not finding a job and saying forget it, i'm not going to look for a job anymore. what you find now that we have is a labor force that's actually at its smallest since 1981. but it's not all bad. believe it or not, you can blame some of this on the weather because warm weather actually led to more hiring happening in january and february. so what you're seeing is kind of the labor market adjusting a little bit more, growth is, you know, slow right now to compensate for all that hiring during that warm winter. and if you average it out, if you average out all the numbers from january to april, you wind
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up having about 200,000 jobs added each month. >> it goes back to april. what does wall street expect for the economy going forward? >> so a cnn survey of economists said they expect unemployment to fall to 8% this year. the fed is more bullish. they see unemployment at around 7.8% to 8% this year. bun analyst puts it this way. he says this is kind of like running in place. but some say the problem with even at this slow rate, it's not even weak enough to get the fed to do something, to jump in with more stimulus. so we're kind of stuck right now. you know, many say that expect to see some improvement but nothing to write home about, not just yet. jim going to put you on the spot here, alison. do you lie to your husband about money from time to time? >> never, never. >> never? >> i have no problem saying what i'm spending on. not at all. >> good answer. >> you have to own it. >> good answer on air, too. if you actually admitted that you did lie sometimes, you're not alone.
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i want to show new report here. turns out that 3 in 10 adults who are actually married or living with a partner admit to financial infidelity, that's what it's called here. the report out says 7% of people have actually kept a work bonus or lottery winnings under wrap. 4%. >> lottery winnings? >> lottery winnings. >> how do you hide that? >> i don't even understand that. i guess it's a little small winning there. they say 4% have a secret savings or retirement accounts. another 4% have withdrawn a significant amount of money from a joint account on the sly. >> that takes a lot of work to lie about what you're spending. there's a lot to be done to hide all that. i'm going to buy my hair of jimmy choos and i'm going to walk proudly into the house holding the bag. >> i have some people in this building who have stories of bags and bags of clothing and things that they buy that they hide. >> i won't hold it against them, to each his own. >> i think honesty is probably
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better, but more than a quarter they say of married couples say they fight about money more than any other issue, and so to prevent these financial fights, experts are recommending a date night essentially once a month to talk about the money, to talk about the benjamins. >> that should be a fun date night. >> order pizza and a lot of wine. i don't know. >> there you go. a lot of drinks. >> all right, alison. have a great weekend. >> good story, suzanne. >> sure. the prostitute at the center of the secret service sex scandal is now speaking out for first time. she's providing new details about the morning she got into an argument with one of the agents sent to colombia ahead of the president's visit. let's take a listen. >> and i told him to wake up and to give me my gift that i asked him for. and he says, no. just go [ bleep ]. i'm not going to pay you. and then he just put out 50,000
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pesos for the taxi, and i was like -- i was in shock in that moment when he just said that. >> want to bring in raphael romo who has been covering this story for us. what have we learned? is there new information coming from this woman? >> there is. i was just listening to this interview. it was like an hour long, and it is very detailed and it describes moment by moment step by step what happened. they met these secret service agents, a friend of hers, a the a bar in cartagena. she didn't know who they were or why they were there. it wasn't until the following morning that she knew who they were. and they get drinks and she describes a night of wild partying, heavy drinking. she says that the agent she was with at one point lifted up his shirt to show his six-pack. they were dancing on the bar. and then after that, after several bottles of vodka, they go to the hotel, and there had been an understanding there that
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her prize was going to be in the range of $800. the following morning he wants to pay her much less than that, like a tenth of that, and that's when she tries to go to the other member of the group who she knew to ask for help in this. a police officer in colombia at the hotel learns about the situation, and that's when the scandal happens. but let me show you a piece of sound about her when she's actually describing what happened at that hallway that morning in a colombian hotel. >> translator: two more agents showed up and stood at the door and asked me what was going on. i told them. i kept telling them i was going to call more police, more police so may problem would get solved and they didn't care. all they were saying was please, please, no place. they were asking me not to call the police. >> the bottom line question here is was president obama at any danger?
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what would have happened if she was a terrorist? she was asked that question specifically, and this is what she had to say. >> translator: of course. at that moment if i had been a member of one of those terrorist gangs, it's obvious that i would have been able to get everything. just like the newspapers say, i put them in checkmate. they're a bunch of fools. they're responsible for obama's security and they still let this happen. i told them i'm going to call the police so they would pay me my money. they didn't care. he didn't see the magnitude of the problem even when being responsible for obama's security. i could have done a thousand other things. >> a thousand other things. she's calling the secret service agent a bunch of fools, that they should have known better. it's just an incredible situation. >> she doesn't say she saw anything related to any documents regarding the president or the travel schedule or the maps or anything like that. >> she didn't see anything like that because she says very specifically in the interview, i was only interested about the money. but had i wanted to, i would have been able to. she saw a uniform and she
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learned that he was she describes it, i thought he was in the military, and that's when she learned there was more there than she knew. >> i'm sure there are more details that will be emerging. thank you, rafael. when we're in school making improvements to your dorm room meant hanging a couple posters up, maybe throwing down a rug.
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no doubt about it, derek lowe has the coolest college dorm room in the uc-berkeley campus. laser lights, even a disco ball. unless, of course, the college makes him dismantle all of this. here is dan simon with the story. >> i just wanted to do this to
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learn how to do it. >> reporter: derek lowe is a freshman at uc-berkeley. he's majoring in electrical engineering and he's made his college dorm room his laboratory. it's a technology wonderland. automated curtains, motion se e senso sensors, and voice commands. >> i can be on my bed. i shout out slope mode. >> reporter: it's just a few of the features derek spent three months creating. when he uploaded this video to youtube, he unofficially became recognized as having the coolest dorm room on the planet. what's your favorite thing about it? >> party mode of course. >> reporter: he showed us his party mode, spinning disco ball, lasers, strobe lights, and techno music all controlled from his laptop. here it is in all its glory. ♪ as you can imagine, it's attracted some campus attention.
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berkeley housing authorities were concerned about electrical wiring modifications but found no issues. nonetheless, derek says he's been summoned to a campus hearing anyway to explain things. >> they said i had some violations of resident hall policies. i broke a few rules. i modified a dorm. my room is a fire hazard. i'm disturbing my neighbors but look around, everything is fine. no one is complaining. >> reporter: as derek showed us he used tape and binder clips to put the equipment in place and didn't drill any holes. the whole system he says can be dismantled in a few minutes. his name is derek but there's a sign on the door that says brad. that's not anybody's name who lives here. it stands for berkeley ridiculously automated dorm. derek also bought a fog machine for the room but hasn't used it in fear it will set off the fire alarm. with only ten days left of school and students now studying for exams, that's probably a good call. dan simon, cnn, berkeley,
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california. he got famous risking everything to fight against forced abortion. in high school, i had a physics teacher by the name of mr. davies. he made physics more than theoretical, he made it real for me. we built a guitar, we did things with electronics and mother boards. that's where the interest in engineering came from. so now, as an engineer, i have a career that speaks to that passion. thank you, mr. davies.
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lennox. innovation never felt so good. here is a rundown of some of the stories we're working on. a deal between the u.s. and china, chen guangcheng made a daring escape from house arrest. now the activist could be heading to the states. and then the king of pop back in a way. he's coming to a pop cam near you. pepsi is hoping the late michael jackson will help sales. and later, everybody, of course, wants to win the battle with sell lcell lighcellulite. the blind man who spent years in prison for criticizing the chinese government might be a step closer to a new live in the united states. chen guangcheng ran to the u.s. embassy in beijing when he escaped house arrest. he's pleading with u.s.
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officials, including secretary of state hillary clinton, to get him out as well as his family out of china. live to beijing now. cnn's stan grant. stan, talk a little bit about what happened today that makes some american officials encouraged by his future. >> reporter: yeah. suzanne, the door has been opened just a little by china. they've now acknowledged that chen can apply for a passport and then submit an application to study abroad. now, the united states has said if he applies for that study visa or student visa she can process that with a priority so his family can clealeave china leave sooner than expected. secretary of state hillary clinton has been here for high level trade talks. this has overshadowed all of that. this move from china means there's cause for optimism. >> i'm pleased that today our ambassador has spoken with him again. our embassy staff and our doctor
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had a chance to meet with him. over the course of the day, progress has been made to help him have the future that he wants, and we will be staying in touch with him. >> reporter: of this has really exposed the growing rivalry between china and the united states, this whole human rights issue which is such a thorny one. secretary of state clinton saying you learn more from being able to cooperate than compete. >> do we know if the chinese government is going to intervene if he tries to leave? >> reporter: yeah. this is a really critical point, isn't it? while china is saying he can apply for a passport, they're also playing hardball with the u.s. they're still demanding an apology for the u.s. embassy harboring chen for those days. also saying today, a statement from the ministry of foreign affairs spokesman, saying the united states needs to watch its actions in future to avoid circumstances like that or it will put at risk the u.s./china
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relationship, and we're already seeing a crackdown appearing here as well. we've seen friends and relatives of chen who have been arrested in recent days, and just this evening the foreign correspondents club here in beijing reporting that about 20 journalists have been called in and issued a warning if they go near that hospital again. they'll have their visas here rejoked. >> and, stan, you have personally talked to chen. what is his biggest fear if he ends up staying in china? >> reporter: that his family could be killed. it's as simple as that. when he left the embassy the first time and went to the hospital for treatment, at that point he was optimistic. there was a deal already in place between china and the u.s. that he would live safely and freely. he met his wife, she told him how she had been tied to a chair for two days, interrogated and beaten. there were threats made if they came back to their village they would be waiting for them with
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weapons. he then said he needed to get out of the country. that's when we've seen this whole diplomatic firestorm erupt. if he stays here, he just doesn't feel safe. >> thank you very much, stan. just weeks after being inducted to the hall of fame, devastating news for fans of the beastie boys. we'll have more on the passing of a hip-hop pioneer. ♪ [ male announcer ] you're at the age where you don't get thrown by curveballs. ♪ this is the age of knowing how to get things done. so, why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain;
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want to bring in nischelle turner of our entertainment segment here to talk a little bit about the news, the breaking news we've heard. one of the beastie boys has died. can you give us some information about what you know? >> yeah, suzanne. this news is just breaking really within the last 20 minutes, but we do have word, we are getting word from multiple outlets. now rollingstone.com is reporting that beastie boys
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rapper and could fou-founder adh has died from cancer. he was being treated for cancer. he had undergone surgery and radiation therapy. he co-founded the beastie boys in 1979. the group started out as a punk rock band but then they started dabbling in the hip-hop world and found out they really kind of liked that genre of music. i didn't see many white rappers in those days, or rappers, period, but definitely not white rappers. some of their best known songs, paul revere, brass monkey. they are one of the longest lived hip-hop acts. they have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. adam yauch is survived by his wife and daughter. he was only 47 years old, and you're just looking a at video of them. it just takes you back, doesn't
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it? >> it's so tragic when you think about it because fight for your right to party back in 1986, i mean, that's what we were all just so excited and jumping up and down to that one. and he was so, so young really to pass away. it was such a valiant effort fighting his battle against cancer, but their group really did change the face of rap. you know, it was one of the first groups that really had that kind of crossover appeal that were acceptable to the other rap groups as well. >> absolutely. you know, you heard the rock influence definitely in their music, and as i was saying, they started out thinking they wanted to be a punk rock band, but they were one of the first fusion type of bands. they blended the two and blended them so well. the beastie boys were just inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame in april. adam was not able to attend the ceremony. they did pay tribute to him there because of his battle and his illness with cancer, but
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they were just inducted into the hall of fame. it was a big honor for them. they have a new cd that is just out. it's called "hot sauce committee part two." it's expected to debut at number two on the billboard charts next week. but with his passing, you know, it definitely could ramp up album sales, and they could debut at number one now, suzanne. >> we wish his family the very best, those surviving him. tell us a little bit about another story you were following. this is pepsi essentially bringing michael jackson back into the spotlight. >> yeah. well, you know, pepsi and michael jackson had a very famous relationship back in the day, and basically it seems like, suzanne, that the michael jackson machine is still up and rolling. bottom line, get ready to see more michael jackson because he is being brought back together with perhaps his most famous commercial product endorsement. i would say probably so, and that is pepsi. the company just announced it is
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partnering with michael's estate. it will be featuring michael jackson's image on 1 billion pepsi cans in more than 20 countries. this is all to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of michael jackson's "bad" album. "bad," which michael recorded back in 1987 went on to become one of the best selling albums of all time. now, of course, michael and pepsi do have that long history together throughout the '80s. he did so many iconic commercials and you might remember it was while shooting a pepsi commercial back in '84 when he was sillinging "billie jean" that michael was treated for serious burns when his hair caught on fire. he said for the rest of his life he lived in pain related to that. >> thank you very much. for all the entertainment news watch "showbiz tonight." she was interested in politics and she was young and even marched with the reverend martin luther king, jr. now a 92-year-old woman might not be able to cast her vote
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within six days of the election. vivian applewhite fears she's going to be denied her right to vote in 50 years because of the pennsylvania voter i.d. law. she's joining us and her attorn attorney judith brown. miss applewhite, tell us what you think this means for you. why you think you might not be able to vote this go-around. >> i won't be able to vote because i don't have any birth certificate and i.d., and that's because someone stole my pocketbook from me years ago, and i have been trying to get it back ever since, and i have never been able to get my i.d. back. >> is it possible to get a copy of your birth certificate or have you tried different ways to actually produce that from state
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officials? >> yes, i have. i had it once. that's why i know there wasn't anything wrong, but i had it once. when they stole my pocketbook, it left me. that's when i got rid of it because they took my social security card and took -- i had a virginia state i.d. card, and they took that. and i never had one for pennsylvania, but the virginia i.d. was fine. they accepted that everywhere. when they took that, that left me with nothing. so when i went to try to get it, at first it was $5 they said. so i gave -- i sent three or four times with the $5. i never received my money back, and plus they never called me and told me why that i wasn't getting the birth certificate at
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that particular time. so then i went back -- it went up to $10, and i sent the $10 three or four times and i still didn't get no birth certificate so i just gave up. >> so you have been unsuccessful in actually getting that i.d. i want to bring in your attorney to talk a little bit about is there any way here that miss applewhite would be able to get something to produce some sort of i.d. that would be acceptable for her to vote? >> well, this is the problem is that pennsylvania just passed one of the most restrictive voter i.d. laws in the country. and we know that these laws have been passed across the country as partisan efforts to make sure that those that turned out in record numbers in 2008 won't be able to vote this year, and, unfortunately, it's undermining our democracy. everyone should have a voice in our election, and someone like miss applewhite who has been voting for decades, since african-americans could vote, she has been participating, and it's outrageous that this i.d.
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law is going to get in the way of her voting this year. >> do you have any evidence at all that this law, this pennsylvania law, is either targeting minorities or elderly people like miss applewhite? >> well, we know that across the country when you look at the numbers of people, there are 21 million americans that don't have state-issued photo identification. 25% of african-americans do not have i.d. it disproportionately hits african-americans and elderly folks, many of whom, especially black elderly folks, who weren't born in hospitals and therefore don't have birth certificates and they weren't born in hospitals because of segregation. so we know those folks will be hit hard by these laws. >> miss applewhite, if i can, i know this means a lot to you. you marched with reverend martin luther king, jr. what would it mean if you actually couldn't vote this go-around? >> i just think it's ridiculous that i can't vote, but i would like to have my i.d., and this
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is why i got into this thing whatever what it is that i'm in right now because it was where i live at, the sign was up that they would get my i.d. for me. so i went to it, and when i went to get the i.d., i filled out the application, and then the two parties came to my apartment and they talked to me, and they asked me about it and then i signed the paper for to come into this program to try to see if i could really get it because i do really want to vote because it takes my legal rights away from me and i don't see why i should not be able to vote because i don't have a piece of paper with something on it, a state i.d. or whatever what they call it. >> miss applewhite, we certainly hope you will be able to vote, that this will be sorted out. we appreciate your time here. we want to mention that governor thomas corbett signed the voter i.d. bill into law.
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a poster for the san diego chargers says the former nfl star's family wants to help other football players. these are exclusive pictures of seau at a charity golf tournament just 36 hours before he killed himself. and here is a clip of what we believe to be his last interview. >> you know, it's fun to be in the position that we're in and for kids that look up to us and, you know, for us to be able to give so much back. >> joining me now, dr. sanjay gupta, who is also a neurosurgeon. good to see you in person here. >> thanks. >> give us a sense of what they're going to be looking for when they examine his brain. >> i'll preface by saying it's tough to talk about, just how recent this all lab. it's called a sports legacy institute, and they're going to be looking at his brain, looking for these protein deposits that are called plaques and tangles, and typically you think of these sorts of things in conjunction are alzheimer's disease. it's a similar sort of thing that in this case they're trying to make the diagnosis of cte,
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which stands for chronic traumatic encephlopathy. this is relatively new science, and some of what we're describe, some of what's been happening over the last few years is still very, very early on in terms of what they're finding. >> what do you think they would find in a brain like that? >> i am pretty confident they're going to find cte, in part because of the 19 nfl players' brains that they've already examined. players who died for various reasons. 18 of them had evidence of cte. this is -- it was striking, i think, to hear that from the researchers in the first place. i think even to them they were surprised that it was as prevalent, and i also saw the evidence of cte in a player's brain as young as 17 years old, so there's evidence not only is it prevalent, but that it starts very early on in life. >> his family said he had many concussions, but he didn't really talk about it. was it surprising that wasn't more vocal about what was going on? >> not at all. we did this documentary, and we
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spent a lot of time with football players xshgs we heard the same thing over and over again, and i'm a sports nut. i love sports. it's that warrior mentality. not only do the players want to minimize the symptoms, but a lot of people around them often do as well. i think as a result they -- even the terms they use for concussion. oh, he got a ding or he got his bell rung. they almost serve to minimize what it was, and what a concussion is a brain injury, and if you call it a brain injury, then suddenly everyone's attitude towards it changes. sdroo do we have any idea how we can make the game of football even safer? i mean, does this have to be the outcome? >> i don't think so, and i think, you know, i'm -- i try to be a solutions oriented guy. one of the things, you know, is that the worst consequences of somebody gets a concussion and gets a second concussion on top of it. you got to prevent that from happening because that can be deadly. so now you're seeing if you watch football games closely, players are pulled out, they get a sideline exam until they're convinced that the brain is healed, they don't get to play
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again. also, even during practices, high school level, college level, just hitting the head over and over and over again is part of drills, you're starting to see less of that as well because you don't want to accumulate so many hits to the head over a player's season. or a player's lifetime. they played for so long and had so many hits that you see the condefense in terms of what i think what they will likely find. >> it's tragic. we can make those sports safer and starting at a young, young age. i want you to stick around with us, if you would, because this is something that everybody hates. we're talking about cellulite. doesn't matter how many squats or lunges you do, oh, the dreaded dimples don't go away. what if you were told there might be a way of getting rid of them forever? we're going to show it to you up next. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day
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>> almost every woman has it. we all hate it. i'm talking about cellulite. it is the dreaded dimpling of fat that is resistant to all forms of diet and exercise, but there is a new treatment out there that has just been approved by the fda. dr. sanjay gupta is taking a look at how it's supposed to work. we have a warning here. some of the images, a little tough to watch. >> these are actually areas of fat that are protruding through the skin. >> cellulite. more than 80% of women develop it, and they spend millions of dollars on over-the-counter creams as a temporary fix.
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>> identify been working out my entire life. very athletic. have been forever. used to be in the military. i still have issues. >> so she chose to get cellulase. it's a new procedure that targets cellulite from under the skin. >> there are fibers in the fat that are actually pulling the skin down, and what we're going to do is we're going to release those fibers. >> according to a small peer revooe view extendy of ten women with funding by the company, with one treatment cellulite is gone, and the results last a year or more. the patients uses just a local athletic, so they're awake the entire time. >> a little needle there. >> once numb, a laser is inserted right under the skin. >> right this moment i am melting the fat that is causing the bulges up in her skin. so, remember, cellulite has two things. it has bulges and dimples, and
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that's that cottage cheese appearance that everyone complains about. so what i'm first doing is melting the bulges. all right. so we've done all of our green circled areas. now we're going to go after these -- those things that are pulling down the skin. >> here's what cellulaze looks like from the inside. first the laser goes in and melts the fat cells that cause bulges. next it cuts and vaporizes those fibers under your skin which cause the dimples, and then the laser heats the skin, which the company says allows new collagen to form. >> this is not something that happens overnight. you know, it's a dynamic process. i mean, and we get people who want the quick fix and we can't deliver that. >> reporter: it can take about tloo tlooe months after the procedure to see the full results, but it's too soon to say just how long these results will last. >> dr. sanjay gupta is back.
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the big question that we all had this morning is do guys get cellulite? don't you guys have this problem? >> i think maybe in much smaller percent ajsz than women. it's just not as common. this is one of those unique attribute use. >> things are tough for us. is this expensive? >> it is. you know, it's about $2,500 to do a single area on both legs, so if you start doing multiple areas, the cost can ramp up pretty quickly, and it's a cosmetic procedure, so you are weighing the risks and the benefits as you do with all procedures, and in this case it's not going to be covered by insurance. >> what are the potential side effects? >> one of the big ones is potential infection. you saw the procedure there. really that was what it looks like. getting a wound infection in one of those areas, that could be a foeshl problem, and obviously, again, just the cost in trying to figure out how long it's going to last. if this was year-long data -- we talked to people that had it three years ago and said that the cellulite had not come back. >> they're promising this could be forever? you could just get rid of it?
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>> i mean, at least now they're saying it's at least a year, but i think that the -- once you see the procedure, you see why it works. in terms of it not coming back, people are up walking around, they're not carrying too much weight. the kraemz, by the way, people spend millions of dollars on those creams. i found this interesting. a lot of them just basically plump up the skin a little bit, so the skin looks a little plumper and the cellulite seems to have disappeared, but it comes back because you're not actually taking away the underlying problem. >> right. as we saw in that procedure, wow. okay. >> that was a lot to look at, right? >> jeez. >> i'm going to go for the run and hope that does the job. >> my kind of gal. >> thanks. good to see you. >> you too. so you don't want to miss your appointment with sanjay this weekend. he has new office hours. sanjay gupta m.d. airs saturday at 4:30 eastern and on sunday at 7:30 in the morning. cnn hughes room continues right now. fred, that looked pretty intense
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there. >> you know, plump to cover dumples, that's not a good combination either. very depolicing. thanks for bringing that to us and keeping us informed. have a great weekend. i'm frederica wit field in for brook baldwin. any minute now two dozen priests accused of molesting children could learn their fate. the archbishop in philadelphia expected to step to the microphone and announce the results of the church's investigation into sexual abuse. the priests involved are serving suspensions. we're watching that news conference. updates as we get them, of course. first, bottles of vodka on secret service agents' tabs. flirtations on the dance floor. condom shopping on the way to the hotel. the escort in the middle of the columbian prostitution scandal is spilling it all. dania suarez thoughts she was calling out a cheap skais skate that wouldn't pay her. she realized then she was in the middle of a debacle that would topple careers. it began in a bar in cart hana.
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>> i said, yes, i can go out with you, but i want a little gift. i mean, i directly -- you didn't say how much. we had drinks, and then one other team that he wanted to leave, i told him, well, dear, you know, you have to give me $800. that's the gift that i want so that i can go with you. he said okay, baby. let's go. >> rafael romo was listening to this interview intently like so many people, so rafael, they meet in a bar, and then there were some negotiations, and then what? >> that's right. it's a long interview. more than an hour. she offers many details after they meet at the bar. they in her understanding come up to an agreement, and the agreement is that he was going to pay her $800 the following morning, and what happens is that she describes a night at this bar where the agents were drinking heavily. she describes a moment in which the agent that she was with actually lift up his shirt to
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show off his six-pack, and then after that they go to a hotel. the hotel where all of the agents were staying. the problem starts the following morning when she is awakened by the hotel. they get a call in the morning, and she demands her money, and the agent says it's just not going to happen. he calls her an exmritive, and let's listen to what she said about what transpired in that hallway that morning after they met. >> translator: two more agents showed up and stood at the door and asked me what was going on. i told them. i kept telling them i was going to call more police. more police so that my problem would get solved, and they didn't care. all they were saying was please, please, no police, no police. they were asking me not to call the police. >> now, for the obvious question here is -- and the question that many americans have was president obama ever in danger because of this? was this a true security breach? she was asked specifically that
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which she had been in a position to get compromising information, and this is what she had to say. >> translator: of course. at that moment if i had been a member of one of those terrorist gangs, it's obvious i would have been able to get everything. just like the newspapers say, i put them in check mate. they're a bunch of fools. they're responsible for obama's security, and they still let this happen. i told them, i'm going to call the police, so that they would pay me my money. they didn't care. they didn't see the magnitude of the problem. even when being responsible for obama's security. i could have done a thousand other things. >> and so additionally, fred, she says that her life is ruined, but she was also asked what is she going to do next, and she is hinting that if a making sfwleen gives her enough money she would even pose nude because she is going to be financially completely ruined after this. >> why does she say her life is ruined? >> is he didn't look at all real estate luktant to speak. she was smiling like she was enjoying being able to talk about this publicly.
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>> it's based on the interview that she's trying to make the best out of a really bad situation and an international scandal. she says before this i was a very low profile kind of escort, and i didn't even know what had happened after for two days after the scandal exploded. she left columbia, and now she's trying to regain that peace that she says she had before this. >> which, by the way, the prostitution was legal where she was. it's not that e she was breaking the law. she feels because of this public scrutiny or spotlight, it's damaged her future. >> that's right. that's right. that's what she wants. she wants to find peace at some point. >> rafael romo, thanks so much. appreciate that. >> thank you. all right. more on this news just in. a member of one of the most influential rap groups of all team has died. rolling stones reports adam yauch of the beasty boys is dead at the age of 47. he and his two partners michael
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diamond and adam hor owi tz brought rap to the suburbs and then went on to become international superstars. now with yauch gone, the world of rap is in mourning. let's get to our michelle turner. what more do we know about the circumstances of his death? >>. >> well, fred, first he announced that he was being treated for a sal vary -- we know he was still undergoing treatment as recently as april and apparently it just got too much for him, fred. >> all right. well, you know, he wasn't apparently with his band mates just last months when the beasty boys were introduced into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. they know he had been ailing. what are his, you know, fellow beastie boys friends telling him -- or saying about him right now?
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>> that induction ceremony is going to air on hbo on sunday. cnn did speak to the beastie boys about the event, and he talked about his close friend. he said that aem was just not well enough to come to the event. he said that he was still getting treatment. he did send a letter in for the other guys to read his hanking the rock 'n' roll hall of fame for being inducted, and he said they were e-mailing and calling each other while they were sitting at the table so they can keep adam in the loop about what was going there. >> tell me about his legacy. how will people remember him as an individual, and at the same time as part of this yebl group? >> well, they were bonefied hip-hop group, fred, but they were also a lot of fun. you know, yauch co-founded the beastie boys in 1979. they started off wanting to be a hard core punk rock group, but they started experimenting in the hip-hop game, and then they
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decided, you know, we like this type of music. we like this genre. they went on to be so successful. the beastie boys won three grammy awards over the years, and some of those best known songs, when i say them, you'll start smiling. no sleep 'til brooklyn, brass monkey, fight for your right, paul revere. they're one of the longest lived hip-hop acts. they sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. they actually have a new album that's coming out that they delayed release of because of adam's cancer, but it's coming out. it's called hot sauce committee part two, and it was expected to debut at number two on the billboard charts next week, but that could change now with word of his passing. >> they made quite the impact on music and even with this new album still might be do the same. michelle turner, appreciate that. >> sure. >> the new jobs numbers sound encouraging, but economists say they're not. that is not good news for your wallet or for president obama. plus, very soon america's defense chief will address troops, but this isn't just any
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pineta is expected to discuss soldiers being deployed. he is expected to urge commanders and troops to repran from inappropriate behavior. this comes after months of scandals, including soldiers taking tasteless pictures and even urinating on bodies. an update now on that enormous sinkhole threatening homes in windamere, florida. a suburb of orlando. one family has had to evacuate the home. they are renting, and their neighbors fear they will have to do the same. a geologist has been brought in to help decide what to do next. >> we came outside. it was just dropping into the hole, and we just yelled get the kids out of the house because it was happening very quickly. it was like a little miniavalanche inside there. >> drought is being blamed to help create the sinkhole, which is now at least 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep, and it's still growing. accused wife killer drew peterson was back in court today for the first time in nearly two
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years. the former police sergeant is charged in the 2004 death of his third waive, county lean savio and still under investigation in the disappearance of his fourth wife stacy peterson. last month an illinois appellate court ruled prosecutors can use potentially incriminating statements made by both of the women in his upcoming murder trial. torrential rain and flash floods stopped this trucker in his tracks today. it happened on interstate 75 outside flint, michigan. floodwater got so deep he had to seek refuge on top of his semi. the only way help could reach him was by boat. nearly four feet of water closed sections of the interstate between flint and detroit. in arizona police are -- missing 6-year-old isabel will help bring her home. ♪
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sxwlirchlgts an arizona woman is acaused of lyings about having breast cancer so she could get breast implants. police say jamie toler toemtd co-workers she need aid double mastectomy. fundraisers were held and thousands of dollars collected. suspicions were raised when she couldn't provide a doctor's note for her medical leave. she faces felony fraud and theft charges. new numbers out today indicate that we have an economy that may still be struggling. first the numbers and then we'll talk about the concerns. in april the u.s. economy added 115,000 new jobs, and unemployment fell to 8.1%. while that may sound encouraging, economists say not so fast. allison costic joins us from new york where he allison, why aren't today's numbers cause for some kind of celebration? >> well, we'll start with that unemployment rate. you know, it's falling, but it's
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falling for the wrong reasons. it's because people dropped out of the labor force, meaning they're not counted in that labor pool, and then you look at that 115,000 figure. they were addeded to the economy in april, but it doesn't cut it when you see how bad the jobs market is right now. here's what's frustrating. you look at how the year has been going, and the year started strong. january had 275,000 jobs added, but the problem is that job growth has been slowing every sickle month this year. now we're at less than half that. get this, some are actually blaming some of this on the weather. warm weather actually led to more hiring in january and february, so some analysts say, you know what, the labor market right now is adjusting. since there was this hiring bingee earlier in the year, and it winds up ekwaulg itself out. at the same time the slowdown that we are seeing not such a huge surprise. you know, there have been other signs that the economy is slowing. look at gdp. the first reading of gdp that's economic growth here in the u.s. activity in the service sector.
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both are slowing down. those are indications of problems that definitely triple through right to the job market. >> any kind of reaction in the markets? >> oh, we are seeing a reaction. you see the dow right now down 162 points. you know, the problem is wall street expected better. expected 160,000 jobs. 115,000. missed it by a long shot, to say the least. investors are sitting here wondering, all right, where do we go from here, and cnn money did a survey with some economists who predict that the unemployment rate is expected to fall to 8% this year. the fed is a little more bullish, seeing the unemployment rate dipping to 7.8% to 8% this year, but either way you look at it, one analyst says it's like we're running in place. some say the problem with this even though we're running in place is that it's not weak enough to get some help from the fed, for the fed to jump in, with more stimulus. what you see is we're stuck in this situation where you'll see some improvement, but nothing really outstanding at this point. >> all right, allison. thanks so much for that. >> all right, gop presidential candidate mitt romney wasted no
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time criticizing the president over slow economic recovery. romney said any unemployment figure above 4% should not be cause for celebration. he spoke at a cement company in pittsburgh. his event followed a private meeting with rick santorum who has yet to endorse romney. we have more explosive testimony in the trial of john edwards. just a short time ago his former advisor took to the stand and revealed a nasty fight that went down and when he heard about edwards' affair.
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another former aide to john edwards said in court today that he warned edwards about carrying on an extramarital fair. it was advice the former presidential contender clearly
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didn't want to hear. joe johns has the latest from the edwards trial in greensboro, north carolina. >> we're at the end of the second week of the edwards trial here in greensboro, north carolina. a top advisor recounting how he asked edwards in a 2006 meeting in new york whether he was having an affair with rielle hunter and warning edwards if he was having an affair, he should not run for president. he said edwards claimed he was not. weeks after finding out that rielle hunter was traveling with edwards despite warnings, he recounted oon angry conversation on the phone with edwards. he said edwards told him to back off, that he did not need a baby-sitter, and he said edwards told him to go blank himself. meanwhile, brian huffman, an interior designer and friend of wealthy edwards benefactor bunny melon wrapped up testimony. when asked about the 101 melon thinks about the case, he said she doesn't condone affairs, but
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thinks you should pay for your girlfriend yourself. fred, back to you. >> thanks so much, joe johns. a huge development and battle over a blind activist who made a dramatic escape in china. get this, he may be coming to america for college. i'll ask my next guest what kind of message the u.s. is sending to political prisoners. i'm walt gale,
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i worked at the colorado springs mail processing plant for 22 years. we processed on a given day about a million pieces of mail.
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checks, newspapers, bills. a lot of people get their medications only through the mail. small businesses depend on this processing plant. they want to shut down 3000 post offices, cut 100,000 jobs. they're gonna be putting people out of work everywhere. the american people depend on the postal service.
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sfwleerchlgts the u.s. and china may have found a way out of an explosive diplomatic mess. an american university is offering a fellowship here in the states, and it looks like china may actually let him travel here with his family to take it. chen is the blind activist who escaped from house arrest and fled to the u.s. embassy in beijing from a hospital room he has been pleading for the u.s. so get him out of the country. i want to bring in sharon holm,
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executive director for the group human rights in china. sharon, if chen gets the okay to leave china, would he ever set foot back in his homeland again? >> well, first, i think the story is still unfolding, and the question of there has been an agreement by the chinese officially to say the mma have said they will allow him to leave, but they said they will allow him to leave and plier firpz. according to the chinese passport law and according to previous presidents, it doesn't necessarily mean he will be allowed oust out. that's what they've promisesed. i think we need to see when he gets on the plain, and then secondly whether he can return to china it's going to depend on things in play right now that is very, very large and implicates the whole political crisis going on in china. the leadership transition. whether he can return, we'll see what will happen as well as the promised investigation into the
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massive corruption and violence in the home provinces. >> so in -- i guess in ordinary circumstances during this kind of application process, are there usually terms involved, like we would allow you to leave china for this physical lowship, and you must run. is there anything like that? >> according to the passport, there are conditions in which they can deny you a passport, and that is if they think you're a threat to the interests of the state, national security. it's like that. but we also know that there have been instances of foreign -- of chinese nationals who have their passports, who have their visas, and they arrive at the airport, and they're not allowed to leave. this is why i'm emphasizing. it requires the international community, the u.s. government, and the ngo community and the media to really keep their eyes on the story and until he gets on a plane safely with his family. then keep their eyes on the supporters and the much broader
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picture, which has become i think very important and made much clearer to the international community are in china. >> how much of this outcome really is reliant on u.s. diplomacy and what kind of leverage u.s. diplomats feel that they have and that they can actually exercise. >> well, i think that it's clear that there was a tremendous diplomatic effort this whole week and ongoing to insure the ongoing outcome in a way that most importantly respects and carries out what chen wants for his family. the other piece of the story that's not widely out and interestingly just about an hour ago posted on the chinese onlean, last week it was clear that words like embassy, lynn ye blind man were all blocked from the chinese microblock. today pictures of him, his name, they're all back on the boards. in terms of what is playing out,
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it's much more complex. they all carried the same editorial that criticizes the u.s. official, criticizes them for using and that he is being used as a tool of u.s. government and labelled him anti-social, anti-society, and anti-the system. the more important story is the response to those beijing editorials from the chinese microblogs, and they are quite strong. they're saying, oh, so this official editorial is saying u.s. dip low malts, you can't fool 1.3 billion people, and the micro blogs are saying that's right. the whole story has not come out, and that's right. we hope that the paper remembers tomorrow. you can't fool 1.3 billion
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chinese people. >> so there is very vibrant pushback on the microblogs. >> you underskoor the party kreel of the country, control and the upper hand that those two elements have in this whole 234gss and when you are involving some very senior depp low mats on the u.s. and some pretty high profile names from the u.s. ambassador to china gary to curt campbell, to harold coe all who are prized foreign diplomats here, there is an awful lot at stake. is that not the case in your view? an awful lot at stake for these u.s. diplomats and the length foz which they can go? >> there was a tremendous amount at stake on the diplomatic level for the u.s., and there's a tremendous amount at steak for the chinese government, which is not monolithic. the more accurate picture, this is a tremendous amount at steak, and -- but the bottom line is what will really insure the outcome for a way that's going to respect the receipts of not just he and his family, but all
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the people in china and that's the protection that's going to come from the efforts of chinese people. it's really going to come from our own efforts, and it's going to come from the individuals who are courageous and all the activists and support efrz, but it's really going to come from inside china. that's what's going to affect the outcome of the human rights situation in china. we need the high level u.s. and foreign diplomatic support that is very important to send a message that the chinese citizens have the support of the foreign community. >> thanks so much for your time. from the last interview of junior seau. 36 hours before his shocking suicide. here are the exotic animals that terrorized a town, but now they're back in the neighborhood, and loss some backlash. with my friends, we'll do almost anything.
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>> the family of junior seau will let experts examine his brain for possible signs of trauma. seau's mother clearly still distraught at her son's suicide wednesday. she was among those attending a vigil last evening in oceanside, california. a family friend now says that seau had recently mentioned wanting his brain given over for scientific research, but other associates say the 20-year-old nfl veteran showed none of the signs of the mental decline that have stricken other players. in fact, seau appeared monday at a charity golf tournament and displayed no hints of distress in this interview with a friend. >> whenever you're ready. >> we're here at hole 12 with junior. >> how is the game going today? >> going good. we haven't hit a birdie all day. looking forward to that birdie. >> i've been here probably for 12 years.
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it's -- he does a great job. great guy. obviously. what he does for the kids and what they do nationally is very impressive. >> when you ask yourself -- >> you know, we'll be -- i hope all the viewers. whatever you give yourself to -- there are a lot of kids out there that are always behind -- >> you know, it's fun to be in a position that we're in, for kids that look out for us and to give so much back. it's a fun time, but more importantly, it's something that -- i appreciate it. all right. >> eau's death was officially ruled a suicide yesterday. it's unclear whether he left behind a note or any other explanation. some of the exotic animals that caused havoc in ohio last fall. remember that? now they're returning to the
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same neighborhood. not everyone is happy about that. i'm going to be speaking live with the columbus zoo which has been holding the animals all this time, but, first, young refugees risking everything to come to the united states often find their struggles are far from over. they flee strife in their homeland only to face a language barrier, a cultural gap, and much more. this week's cnn hero, mark kabraun, takes that struggle to the soccer field, and wins. >> lig here during the war was pretty hard. the explosions, the kidnappings we wanted to come to u.s. it was like a dream, you know? >> the united states has the most refugees in the world. many are from iraq, and they're in san diego in large numbers. when they get here, they're learning a new language. they have to find employment. really in a lot of ways the struggle is just beginning. my family came from beirut. i was 9 years old.
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working as a refugee case manager, i saw a lot of kids idol, alienated. having a normal childhood is something they really deserve. my name is mark, and i use soccer to motivate refugee youth to succeed in the united states. >> everyone is going to be on your toes. >> viola is an arabic word that means let's go. we have 200 refugee youth in our program. these kids come from all over africa, asia, and the middle east. their families have endured the same struggle. when they realize they become like brothers and sisters. >> one, two, three. >> soccer is an escape. it's confidence. it's making them feel like they belong. it's just fun. they use soccer as a hook, and then we have them in our education program. try to get them on to college. >> to find frepdz and they teach me how to speak english. now it's a fun life.
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>> this is a troubling day.
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for some people living near an exotic animal farm in zanzville, ohio, it comes six months after the owner released dozens of big game animals. terry thompson opened their cages, let the animals go, and then shot himself to death. we're talking lions, bengal tigers, cheetahs, grizzly bears that stalked the area, stunning neighbors and prompting scores of calls to 911. >> 911, what is your emergency? >> yeah, there's a lion on mount perry road. there's a big horse barn on the right. i just droe by, and there was a panther there in the streetlights. >> we one of those lions that are missing. >> law officers hunted down and killed 48 of the big animals. two more were eaten by their fellow farm mates. the five objection on theic creatures survived the ordeal, and they were still in their cages. today they have been handed back to thompson's widow. jason carol is at the thompson exotic animal farm in
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zanesville. what kind of an maltz are we talking about, those five that survived? >> well, we're talking two primates, two leopards, and a bear. in fact, if you take a look behind me, that's the thompson property over there, and i believe in one of those cages you might actually be able to make out one of the bears that has been returned. this all happened just about 1:00. there have been a lot of questions, frederica, as to why these animals given what happened were returned to marianne thompson. simply because the law -- what little of the law has been written in this state of ohio is on her side. the columbus zoo had kept the animals for about six months. the five animals that survived the ordeal. they were under quarantine. now that that medical quarantine is over, zoo officials have no choice but to return the animals to marianne thompson, who wanted them back. when you look at some of the video of the reunion there, you can see she's actually hugging one of the black leopards, which does show that she does have as many people say out here a relationship with the animals, but also there's a number of -- there's a bit of concern, frederica, from the folks who li
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in this rural community about these animals coming back to this particular area. i spoke to the sheriff's department about it. what he thought about marianne thompson having these animals back at this particular time. listen to what he had to say. >> i know how devastated she was when we had to do what we did back in october, and if there is anybody here that she doesn't want anything to happen to those anz malz. she really cares about those animals. i'm sure she's going to go above and beyond to make sure those animals are safe and secure. >> reporter: frederica, it turns out that the state of ohio is one of eight states that has one of the basically one of the least restricted laws on the books with regards to owning exotic animals. other states like ohio, including idaho, nevada, wisconsin, west virginia, mcincome, south carolina, alabama as well, so zoo officials, the sheriff's department, the humane society department of agriculture all of these entities concerned about what's hamming with these animals, but there was no choice to return hem it to the woman who loves them. marianne thompson. >> jason carol, thanks so much.
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joining us right now tom staff, chief operating officer of the columbus zoo where the animals had been kept until today. so is that the case, what jason just said? there really was no choice? these five animals had to be returned to the owner. >> unfortunately, that is correct. the columbus zoo and aquarium acted as a resource for the state, and when the state enacted a quarantine order, they were placed in separate areas so our veterinarians and the state veterinarian could keep an eye on them. >> what kind of condition are they in? >> now that the state -- they left the columbus zoo and aquarium in perfect condition, and now returned to marianne thompson's farm. >> what kind of concerns do you have now? >> there's many concerns. i was there on october 19th, and i saw the horrible conditions. this is no place for any animal, let alone any type of restricted species or dangerous wild
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animal. in addition, the leopards are a breeding pair. while they were at the columbus sdwloo and aquarium, they were separated for quarantine, and now if they place together, we're going to have more leopards, and i don't believe marianne thompson can care for the animals and i'm afraid that there's not going to be proper animal care and also not a safe place if you are in that neighborhood. >> is it the issue of, in your view, a lack of knowledge of how to handle this kind of big game or is it money, because didn't that suicide come in large part because of money problems? >> well, there were many speculations on what happened with terry thompson, and we hear how much the thompson family loves the animals, and i can tell you that going into the home and seeing the primates in small bird cages and the filthy conditions, it clearly didn't look like love to me.
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it looks like there definitely needs to be some education on the proper care and husbandry for the animals and making sure that they have enriched lives, and a safe place in zanesville. >> all right. tom staff, thanks so much for your time. appreciate it. all right. less than 24 hours from now, president barack obama and the first lady make a pretty big move in this re-election campaign. it comes as new polls show that he is neck and neck with mitt romney in a couple of key states. plus, you are about to see part of my interview with chuck, the peanist for the rolling stones, the almond brothers, so and on.
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medicine prez barack obama's campaign to stay in the white house is about to officially begin. the president's re-election bid starts in ernest tomorrow's holds a series of campaign events at college campuses. he will be trying to shore up the youth vote that helped propel him into office four year ago. the jobs and the economy remain issues, number one. the president spoke about today's jobs report. he restate that the economic recovery still has a long way to go. >> there's still a lot of folks out of work that means that we have to do more. if we're going to recover all the jobs that were lost during the recession and if we're going to build a secure economy that strengthen the middle class, then we'll have to do more. >> let's bring in jessica yellin in columbus, ohio. so, jessica, it's may 4th. six months away from the election day. what is the obama camp going to be doing while in full campaign
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mode? >> hi. well, first tomorrow they're kick off the campaign with two rallies. first here in columbus, ohio. then going to richmond, virginia. both rallies on college campuses where they can know they can draw crowds. crowds that will look somewhat similar to those audiences we remember seeing from 2008, and they know that they will be able to get some turnout. both events will hear him talk about the themes we've seen in some of his recent video ads touting the accomplishments that they target to their key demographics. for example, here in ohio the auto bailout is a particular message for them because one in eight workers is tied to manufacturing so you'll hear him probably emphasize that tomorrow, but oouls you'll also see some of their new digital media strategies, and that will be something to watch throughout the campaign. you know, in ohio he had been -- the president ahead of mitt
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romney, but recent polling shows him in a statistical dead heat with romney now ahead of the president on the question of who is better able to handle the economy for you. so the president has some ground to make up there, and the campaign hopes to do it in part through their organizational power on the ground. they have 18 field offices here, and they are a real presence in this state, so we're going to see them in full force here in ohio. >> jessica, what has been the romney camp reaction today? >> well, you know, they've unveiled this new theme. they say the president's message was hope and change. now it's hype and blame. romney came out with an op ed asking where is the -- where are the jobs? then romney was in pittsburgh and had this to say about the new jobs numbers. >> the reason it dropped from 8.2 to 8.1 was not because it created a lot of jobs. only 115,000 net new jobs were created. that was well beneath what it was expected to be.
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it should have been in the hundreds of thousands, but it wasn't. the reason the rate came down was because about 340,000 people dropped out of the work force. so many became discouraged they stopped looking for work. >> so i think what you are going to see in broad strokes is the romney campaign focussing very heavily on jobs and the economy as their national message, and the obama campaign increasingly targeting specific messages to specific groups across states. of course, focussing on the economy too, but trying to target even more than the romney campaign -- whereas the romney campaign is focussing on this jobs and economy message much more heavily. >> all right. thanks so much many columbus, ohio. we'll see you throughout ohio throughout the weekend. appreciate it. >> yeah. the city of new orleans, well, it's enjoying a huge economic boost now in its second and final weekend of what's known worldwide as jazz fest. at the new orleans jazz and heritage festival featured artists today and the next confidential days, including
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jimmy buffett, florence and the machine, neo and marcia ball just to name a few. al green caught up with him last weekend and some other musicians with a message like keyboardist chuck lovel of almond brothers and rolling stones fame. he is out with a new book on what he calls the invisible forest health crisis. >> so you are as well known a conservationist as you are musician. played with eric clapton, almond brothers, rolling stones. what is it about being so connected to the environment and making that commitment to your tree farm and wildlife? how did that come to be? >> well, you know, the first connection people ask me about. what in the world it seems like a dichotomy, but the very fist connection is the fact that that marvelous instrument called a piano that's given me my career and livelihood comes from, what, resource of wood. and so there's a direct connection in that way. but deeper than that my wife's family has been connected to the
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land for generations as farmers and attending forest lands and cattle and just being good stewards of the land. that began to rub off on me a long time ago, and eventually we acquired our own tree farm and we've been managing that now for 30 years. >> and that's in macon, georgia. >> a little south of macon, yeah. ♪ >> much of my face-to-face starting at noon eastern with legend al green and the young man who is now being called the louie armstrong of the future. we're talking about new orleans' own tropical bone shorty. that's tomorrow starting noon eastern. a manhunt is underway for a man who tried to kidnap two women and stuff them in his car and the stories of escape are incredible. i'm about to speak live with one of the vemz. plus, claiming student is in hot water after he transformed his dorm room into a technology paradise. you'll hear from him next. ]h(éq#ñ$ [ wind howling ]
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trending today, a dorm room on the uc berkeley campus that's so tricked out it includes voice-activated controls, a disco ball, and a button that when pushed turns the entire dorm room into a nightclub. it's the enterprising work of an engineering student, but as cnn's dan simon reports this engineering project has landed the student in some campus trouble.
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>> i just wanted to do this, and learned how to on do it. >> derek lowe is a freshman at uc berkeley. he is majoring in electrical engineering, and he has made his college dorm room his laboratory. it's a technology wonderland. ought mated curtans, motion sensors, and voice commands. >> so i can be in my bed, and i shout out sleep mode. >> or just a few of the features derek spent three months creating. when he uploaded this video to youtube, derek unofficially became recognized as having the coolest dorm room on the planet. >> what's your favorite thing about it? >> party mode, of course. >> derek showed us his party mode, spinning disco ball, lasers, strobe lights, and techno music all controlled from his laptop. here it is in all its glory. ♪ as you can imagine, it's attracted some campus attention. berkeley housing authorities were concerned about electrical
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wiring modifications, but found no issues. none the leshgs derek says he has been summoned to a campus hearing anyway to explain thing. >> they said i had violations of residential policies. i broke a few rules and modified -- my room is a fire hazard. i'm disturbing my neighbors. look around. everything is fine. no one is complaining. >> reporter: as derek shows us, he used tape and biner clips to put the equipment in place and didn't drill any holes. the whole system, he says, can be dismajtsdzed in a few minutes. >> his name is derek, but there's a sign on the door that says brad. that's not anybody's name who lives here. it stands for berkeley ridiculously automated dorm. derek also bought a fog machine for the room but hasn't used it in fear it will set off the fire alarm. with only ten days left of school and students now studying for exams, that's probably a good call. >> all right. dan simon jones us now from san francisco.
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what's the likely outcome, dan? >> reporter: hmm, the likely outcome, fred, is that derek lowe will probably be a billionaire and we'll be seeing a movie about his life someday. in all seriousness, you know, this was all in good fun. the university was concerned that there might be a safety issue here, so they wanted to inspect things. he does have this hearing later this afternoon, but i got an e-mail from berkeley public relations, and they like the story i did, so it's all good. >> really? >> reporter: back to you. >> is he that lucky, and you helped get him off the hook i guess then, huh? >> reporter: i'll take the credit. >> okay. i'm sure he is very happy. dan simon, thanks so much from the beautiful goeden gate bridge there in san francisco. top of the hour. i'm frederica wit field in for brook baldwin. leon pineta will address troops at fort benning, florida. this isn't any speech, though. we're told he will essentially tell service men and women to be on their best behavior. this after high profile

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